Baby It's You! isn't the show that critics wanted it to be. Reviewers compared it to the beloved Jersey Boys. It's a natural comparison to make, but Baby suffers as a result of these lofty expectations.
It's hard to describe the experience of this walking tour/scavenger hunt without giving away vital information that could spoil the adventure for the next person. But this three-hour tour is worth the leap of faith.
There are the two views of early education that have been pitted against each other for decades: pouring knowledge into children to build bigger brains or putting them out side and giving them opportunities to play.
If we want kids to experience a sense of wonder and discover new information, generate novel ideas, and derive their own conclusions after a discussion, then the current educational system is a failure.
It's hard to keep up with Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at first. But for all the confusion and uncertainty that define the early parts of the play, Tiger has a clear point (and point of view) to make.
Turning your back on play makes about as much sense as swearing off laughing, and it has about the same effect: locking in the overseriousness that reinforces that you are too busy to let your hair down.
Modern technology reveals that play lights up the brain in such desired areas as clarity and memory. Common sense tells us that if we've been encouraged to play as a child, beginner's mind comes more naturally as an adult.